Thursday, February 2, 2017

Ethiopia: Maiden Issue of Discourse Magazine

The Ethiopian Foreign Relations Strategic Studies Institute (EFRSSI) published last month the maiden issue of its new magazine, Discourse. EFRSSI is the successor organization to the Ethiopian International Institute for Peace and Development (EIIPD), which was essentially the Foreign Ministry's think tank. EFRSSI describes itself as an autonomous strategic studies institution established under a regulation promulgated by the Ethiopian Federal Council of Ministers. It has received funding over the next three years from the Netherland's government in an agreement signed with the Institute of International Relations Clingendael Academy.

The first issue (January-March 2017) contains the following contributions:

--Ethiopia and Eritrea: The Waiting Game by Yosief Ghebrehiwet
--New Challenges for the Horn of Africa by Alex de Waal
--Horn of Africa and the Gulf States by David H. Shinn
--The UAE and Its Relations with the HoA by Mehari Taddele Maru
--Bridge Over Mereb and Other Rivers by Saleh Johar
--Federalism, Diversity & Development in Ethiopia by Asefa Fisseha
--Revamping Ethiopia's Foreign Policy Strategy by Goitom Gebreluel
--In Search of an Enduring Direction by Dade Desta and Medhane Tadesse
--Conversations with Peter Pham on Africa
--America: Time to Learn a New Vocabulary by Getachew Reda
--Saving South Sudan by Michael Minassie
--The OBOR: What Is in There for Africa? by Melaku Mulualem
--My Encounter with President Barak Obama by Zeresenay Alem Seged
--Refined Diplomatic Power of Ancient Ethiopia by Ayele Bekerie
--Reimagining the Aksumite Obelisk by Chester Higgins and Betsy Kissam

Discourse is currently only available by subscription.

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